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Elementary School Teachers in Iowa

Is Iowa a good place for you to work as an Elementary School Teacher?

7.2% Jobs Projection
$54,230 Median Salary
1,710 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in Iowa are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in Iowa is growing faster than average.

  • Elementary School Teachers in Iowa earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Iowa?

In Iowa, there were 19,040 people working as Elementary School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 18,180 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 860 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Elementary School Teachers in IA Employment Trend

The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means Iowa has fewer Elementary School Teachers than average.

Elementary School Teachers in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Elementary School Teachers: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,710 annual job openings, and 23,040 total jobs in 2026 for Elementary School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Elementary School Teachers Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $35,250 to $76,540 with $54,230 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Elementary School Teachers Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa Metros for Elementary School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 4,380 $58,240
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 3,160 $58,580
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 2,560 $57,730
Cedar Rapids, IA 1,350 $54,870
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1,210 $57,260
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 990 $57,790
Dubuque, IA 560 $51,590
Iowa City, IA 480 $58,280
Ames, IA 430 $51,640

Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Elementary School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 162,440 $80,830
Texas 136,780 $56,380
New York 82,590 $79,760
Florida 75,750 $48,630
Illinois 65,630 $59,070
Pennsylvania 55,200 $63,900
Georgia 53,940 $56,250
Ohio 51,880 $61,950
New Jersey 41,600 $67,160
North Carolina 40,830 $45,860
Michigan 38,330 $63,480
Virginia 36,450 $63,040
Massachusetts 30,380 $78,770
Tennessee 28,880 $51,080
Maryland 28,250 $70,000
Wisconsin 27,280 $55,860
Washington 26,900 $65,780
Indiana 26,520 $49,590
Missouri 25,670 $45,970
Colorado 24,910 $50,330

Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $80,830
New York $79,760
Massachusetts $78,770
District of Columbia $77,220
Connecticut $75,450
Rhode Island $74,400
Alaska $72,040
Maryland $70,000
New Jersey $67,160
Oregon $66,220

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation IA Employment Total
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7,940
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 60


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